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NASA Why? Files - The Case of the Inhabitable Habitat


Published 2/13/2002
Topics NASA Why? Files, NASA Why? Files, Adaptation, Astronauts, Space, Altitude Sickness, Oxygen, Environment, Elevation, Sea Level, Training, Weightlessness, Free Fall, Parabola, Weightless Wonder, Airplane, Simulate, Zero Gravity, Vomit Comet, Trash Management, Module, Sunlight, Gravity, Equlilibrium, Balanced System, Mars, Habitat, Weather, Meteors, Plants, Algae, Algal Bloom, Fish, Atmosphere, Minerals, Water, Photosynthesis, Carbon Dioxide, Food Web, Consumers, Producers, Decomposers, Carnivores, Herbivores, Ominvore, Community, Survival, Bacteria, Fungi, Desert, Ocean, Food, Shelter, Reef, Lagoon, Forest, Pond, Animals, Rain Forest, Predators, Behaviors, Gravity, Outer Space, Microgravity, Earth, NASA, Gravitational Force, Boiling Point, Vacuum Pump, Martian Atmosphere, Boil, Density, Ice, Liquid Water, Water Vapor, Student Activity, Migration, Migratory Patterns, Turtles, Data, Coordinates, Food Source, Space Walk, International Space Station, Hubble Space Telescope, Neutral Bouyancy, Laboratory, Orbit, Space Suit, Radiation, Seeds, Plant Growth Chamber, Plant Reproduction, Germinate, Gases, Transpiration, Pores, Leaves, Evaporation, Condensation, Space Vehicles, Food, Nutrition, Space Seeds, Arabidopsis, Mustard Weed, Life Cycle, Control Group, Records, Reproduction, Normal Growth, Bioregenerative System, Extreme Temperature, Space Suit, Radiation, Protection, Outer Space, Air Pressure, Long Johns, Maximum Absorbency Garment, Iterative Process, Gloves, Space Station, Space Trash, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Trash Cans, Efficient Packaging, Progress, Hardware, Self-Sufficient, Soil, Nutrients, Terrarium, The Red Planet, Robotic Airplane, Winds, Iron, Lowlands, Highlands, Volcanoe, Canyon, Thin Atmosphere, Cold, Dry, Nitrogen, Argon,


NASA Why? Files video containing the following fifteen segments. NASA Why? Files segment explaining how astronauts adapt to a new environment like space. NASA Why? Files segment explaining how astronauts train to work and live in space where there is zero gravity. NASA Why? Files segment explaining the concept of equlibrium and how the Treehouse Detectives could maintain equlibrium in a Martian environment. NASA Why? Files segment explaining the concept of the food web as well as the terms producers, consumers, and decomposers. NASA Why? Files segment exploring habitats, including what they are and how they work. NASA Why? Files segment exploring the history of humans living in space and the steps astronauts have taken to adapt to the environment of space. NASA Why? Files segment explaining the characteristics of the Martian atmosphere. NASA Why? Files segment involving students in an activity studying migration and explaining migration patterns. NASA Why? Files segment explaining neutral bouyancy and how NASA scientist simulate a weightless environment in a laboratory. NASA Why? Files segment explaining how scientists grow plants in space. NASA Why? Files segment involving students in an activity studying space seeds, specifically Arabidopsis seeds. NASA Why? Files segment exploring how space suits work and how they are designed. NASA Why? Files segment explaining how trash is recycled and thrown away in outer space and how that differs from how it is done on the earth. NASA Why? Files segment explaining what a terrarium is and how it works. NASA Why? Files segment exploring planet Mars, or the red planet, and explaining the environment and atmosphere of Mars.


Run time 0:58:43
Audience Grade Level 3-5
Producer NASA LaRC Office of Education
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language en


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